Een blues standard is een bluesnummer dat algemeen bekend is, wordt uitgevoerd en wordt opgenomen door bluesartiesten.

De lijst bevat blues standards en enkele van de bluesartiesten die ze hebben opgenomen.

Bluesongs die zijn opgenomen in een hall of fame worden als volgt genoteerd:
Blues Foundation - "B",
Grammy - "G",
Rock and Roll - "R".

List of blues standards


"Ain't Nobody's Business"

1922 Anna Meyer and the Original Memphis Five

Sara Martin, Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dinah Washington, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, Freddie King, Bobby Blue Bland, Sam Cooke, James Cotton, Johnny Copeland, James Booker, Long John Baldry, Otis Spann, Eric Clapton, Billie Holiday

"Baby Please Don't Go" B,R

first recorded in 1935 by Big Joe Williams

Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Pink Anderson, Long John Baldry, Big Walter Horton, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Carey Bell, Doctor Ross, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, AC/DC, Taste, Budgie, Aerosmith, Them, Budgie (band), John Lee Hooker, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Baby What You Want Me to Do" B
(sometimes called "You Got Me Running" or "You Got Me Runnin'")
Original 1959 by Jimmy Reed

Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Etta James, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Detroit Junior, Johnnie Johnson, Little Sonny, Lucky Peterson, Billy Branch, Hot Tuna, Wishbone Ash, John Cale,

"Big Boss Man" B,R
written by Luther Dixon and Al Smith in 1960 and first recorded by Jimmy Reed

Mance Lipscomb, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Jimmy Rogers, Koko Taylor, Slim Harpo, Kenny Neal, Mack Thompson, Big Jack Johnson and Kim Wilson, Willie Cobbs, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Blues with a Feeling"
first released by Rabon Tarrant with Jack McVea and His All Stars in 1947

Little Walter, Paul Butterfield, Big Walter Horton, George "Harmonica" Smith, Luther Allison, Carey Bell and Lurrie Bell, Little Sonny, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Anson Funderburgh, Jimmy Dawkins, Taj Mahal

"Born Under a Bad Sign" B,R
a blues album by Albert King released in 1967

William Bell, Koko Taylor and Buddy Guy, Melvin Taylor, Etta James, Paul Butterfield, Jimmy Johnson, Chris Thomas King, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Booker T and the MGs, Pappo

"Caldonia" B,G

first recorded in 1945 by Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Champion Jack Dupree, B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Albert Collins, Hollywood Fats, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, Ike Turner

"Catfish Blues" aka "Rollin' Stone" G
"Rollin' Stone" is a blues song recorded by Muddy Waters in 1950. It is his interpretation of "Catfish Blues", a traditional blues that dates back to 1920s Mississippi.

Jimi Hendrix, Robert Petway,Tommy McClennan, B.B. King, Skip James, John Littlejohn, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Louisiana Red, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Eddie C. Campbell, Hubert Sumlin, R. L. Burnside, Magic Slim, Big Jack Johnson, Corey Harris Ali Farka Toure, Gov't Mule

"Come On in My Kitchen"
Robert Johnson recorded the song on November 23, 1936 at the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, Texas - his first recording session

Jo Ann Kelly, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Patti Smith, Rory Block, George Harrison, Delaney and Bonnie (feat. Duane Allman), Keb' Mo', Chris Thomas King

"Crosscut Saw"
The song was first released in 1941 by Mississippi bluesman Tommy McClennan

Albert King, Carey Bell and Lurrie Bell, Lonnie Brooks, R. L. Burnside, Big Walter Horton, Homesick James, Otis Rush, Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, Johnny B. Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton

"Crossroads" B,G,R
Robert Johnson; released on a 78 rpm record in 1936 by Vocalion Records

Homesick James, Honeyboy Edwards, Johnny Shines, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Joe Williams, Smokey Wilson, Eddie Taylor, Cream, Eric Clapton, Free, Rush, John Mayer, Lynyrd Skynyrd

"Driftin' Blues" B,R
Written and first recorded in 1940 by Johnny Moore's Three Blazers

Charles Brown, Bobby Blue Bland, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Albert King, Eric Clapton, Earl Hooker, Paul Butterfield, Amos Milburn, Johnny Dyer, Snooks Eaglin, Paul Oscher, Ray Charles, Jason Ricci

"Driving Wheel"
recorded by Roosevelt Sykes (listed as "The Honey Dripper" on early singles) in 1936

Junior Parker, Little Johnny Taylor, Luther Allison, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Syl Johnson, Albert King, B.B. King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Mighty Joe Young, Lucky Peterson, Paul Butterfield, Earl Hooker, Junior Wells, Big Jack Johnson, Clarence Edwards

"Dust My Broom" B,R,G
Robert Johnson; released on a 78 rpm record in 1936 by Vocalion Records

Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Nighthawk, Luther Allison, R. L. Burnside, Earl Hooker, J. B. Hutto, B.B. King, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Taj Mahal, Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King, Buddy Guy, Fleetwood Mac, Ike & Tina Turner, Dr. Feelgood, ZZ Top

"Early in the Mornin' (Ain't Got Nothing but the Blues)"

recorded by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five in 1947

Champion Jack Dupree, Snooky Prior, Mel Brown, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, B.B. King, William Clarke, Corey Harris, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Harry Nilsson

"Early in the Morning ('Bout the Break of Day)"
recorded by John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson in 1937

Junior Wells, Tampa Red, Speckled Red, Charlie Musselwhite, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Kim Wilson, B.B. King, Johnny Jones, Billy Boy Arnold, Johnny Young

"Every Day I Have the Blues" G aka "Nobody Loves Me"
written Pinetop Sparks and his brother Marion in 1935, and first recorded that same year by Pinetop

Memphis Slim, Lowell Fulson, B.B. King, Joe Williams, Count Basie, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Snooks Eaglin, Elmore James, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Santana, Albert King, John Mayer, Eric Clapton, Long John Baldry

"Farther Up the Road"

first recorded in 1957 by Bobby "Blue" Bland

Lonnie Mack, Eric Clapton, Johnny Copeland, Earl Gaines, Magic Sam, Magic Slim, Little Sonny Jones, Lucky Peterson, Earl Hooker, Anson Funderburgh

"Five Long Years"
written and recorded by blues vocalist/pianist Eddie Boyd in 1952

Bobby "Blue" Bland, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Junior Parker, Luther Allison, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Lazy Lester, Memphis Slim, Junior Wells, John Littlejohn, Mighty Joe Young, Long John Baldry, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Ike and Tina Turner, Buddy Guy

a blues standard whose origins have been traced back to early 1920s Louisiana
Roosevelt Sykes provided the lyrics and it wasfirst recorded it in 1929

James Wiggins, Howlin' Wolf, Mose Vinson, Memphis Slim, Smokey Wilson, Eddie Shaw, R. L. Burnside, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Winter, Derek Trucks Band

"Goin' Down Slow" B

St. Louis Jimmy Oden, recorded in Chicago on November 11, 1941

Howlin' Wolf, Guitar Slim, Memphis Slim, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Bobby Blue Bland, B.B. King, Duane Allman, Snooks Eaglin, Champion Jack Dupree, J. B. Hutto, Long John Baldry, Free, Eric Clapton

"Good Morning, School Girl" B,R
Sonny Boy Williamson I recorded "Good Morning, School Girl" in 1937 during his first recording session for Bluebird Records

Smokey Hogg, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Doctor Ross, Ten Years After, Greatful Dead, Derek Trucks Band

"Got My Mojo Working" B,G,R
is a 1956 song written by Preston Foster and first recorded by Ann Cole

Muddy Waters, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, James Cotton, Etta James, B.B. King, Otis Rush, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, George "Harmonica" Smith, The Aces, Pinetop Perkins, Long John Baldry, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers

"Help Me" B

first recorded by Sonny Boy Williamson II in 1963

Charlie Musselwhite, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Melvin Taylor, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Little Mack Simmons, Johnny B. Moore, John Mayall, Paul Butterfield, Ten Years After

"Hide Away" B,G,R
First recorded in 1960 by Freddie King

Hound Dog Taylor, John Mayall, Eric Clapton, King Curtis, Cornell Dupree, Lonnie Brooks, Hollywood Fats, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Magic Slim, Luther Allison, Snooks Eaglin, Boogie Bill Webb

"(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man" B,G,R
written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954 in Chicago

Willie Dixon, Junior Wells, Luther Allison, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, John Littlejohn, Chick Willis, Magic Sam, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, Steppenwolf, Jeff Healey

"Hound Dog" B,G,R
written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller and originally recorded by Willie Mae "Big Mama Thornton in 1952

Junior Wells, Etta James, Albert King, Koko Taylor, Eddie Clearwater, Eric Clapton, Big Time Sarah, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix

"How Long Blues"
recorded by the American blues duo Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell in 1928

Big Joe Turner, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lonnie Donegan, Lou Rawls, Jorma Kaukonen, Grateful Dead, Pinetop Perkins, Eric Clapton

"I Can't Quit You Baby" B

I Can't Quit You Baby is a blues song written by Willie Dixon. The song was first recorded by Chicago blues singer Otis Rush in 1956. It was the very first song that Rush recorded and it became an instant hit.

Willie Dixon, Little Milton, Luther Allison, James Cotton, John Mayall, John Lee Hooker, Magic Sam, Mighty Joe Young, Led Zeppelin, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gary Moore

"I'm Ready" B
I'm Ready is written by Willie Dixon and first recorded by Muddy Waters in 1954

Muddy Waters, Carey Bell, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, Albert King, Freddie King, Kenny Neal, The Red Devils, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, The Blues Brothers

"It Hurts Me Too" aka "When Things Go Wrong"
First recorded in 1940 by American blues musician Tampa Red

Freddy King, Tampa Red, Big Bill Broonzy, Stick McGhee, Brownie McGhee, Junior Wells, Elmore James, Lowell Fulson, Eric Clapton, Hound Dog Taylor, Kenny Neal, Foghat, Luther Allison, Little Milton

"Just a Little Bit"

"Just a Little Bit" is an R&B-style blues song recorded by Rosco Gordon in 1959. It was a hit in both the R&B and pop charts

Rosco Gordon, Magic Sam, Little Milton, Billy Boy Arnold, Eddie Clearwater, Freddie King, Charlie Musselwhite, Fenton Robinson, Billy Branch, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Eddie "Guitar" Burns

harmonica instrumental recorded by the Chicago bluesman Little Walter Jacobs in 1952

Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Billy Boy Arnold, Paul Butterfield,

"Kansas City" G,R

rhythm and blues song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1952. First recorded by Little Willie Littlefield the same year, the song later became a #1 hit when it was recorded by Wilbert Harrison in 1959.

Little Willie Littlefield, Wilbert Harrison, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Memphis Slim, Albert King, J. B. Hutto, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Hound Dog Taylor, Hollywood Fats, Johnnie Johnson, Melvin Taylor, The Jackson 5, Little Richard, The Beatles

"Key to the Highway" B
"Key to the Highway" is a blues standard that has been performed and recorded by several blues and other artists. Blues pianist Charlie Segar first recorded the song in 1940

Charlie Segar, Jazz Gillum, Big Bill Broonzy, Little Walter, Lightnin' Hopkins, Luther Allison, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, B.B King with Eric Clapton, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Johnnie Johnson, Memphis Slim, Derek and the Dominos

"Killing Floor" B
"Killing Floor" is a 1964 song by American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Howlin' Wolf. Called "one of the defining classics of Chicago electric blues"

Howlin' Wolf, Albert King, Fenton Robinson, R. L. Burnside, J. B. Hutto, Otis Rush, Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Hubert Sumlin, Big Jack Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, Pappo

"Little Red Rooster" R

"Little Red Rooster" (or "The Red Rooster" as it was first titled) is a blues standard credited to arranger and songwriter Willie Dixon. The song was first recorded in 1961 by American blues musician Howlin' Wolf in the Chicago blues style.

Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sam Cooke, Luther Allison, Lucky Peterson, Otis Rush, Big Mama Thornton, Junior Wells, Etta James, Lurrie Bell, Big Time Sarah, The Rolling Stones, The Doors

"Look on Yonder Wall"
"Look on Yonder Wall", or "Get Ready to Meet Your Man" as it was first named, is a blues song first recorded in 1945 by James "Beale Street" Clark. Clark, also known as "Memphis Jimmy", was a blues pianist from Memphis, Tennessee.

Te horen is de versie van Elmore James

Jazz Gillum, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Junior Parker, Johnny Copeland, Freddie King, J. B. Hutto, Anson Funderburgh, Chick Willis, Paul Butterfield

"(You Gotta) Love Her with a Feeling"
"You've Got to Love Her with a Feeling", or "Love with a Feeling" as it was originally titled, is a blues song first recorded by Tampa Red in 1938.

Tampa Red, Tommy McClennan, Brownie McGhee, Johnny Copeland, Buddy Guy, Freddie King, Junior Wells, Little Johnny Jones, Paul Butterfield, Johnny Winter with Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal

"Mannish Boy" B,R aka "I'm a Man"

Mannish Boy" (or "Manish Boy" as it was originally titled) is a blues standard by Muddy Waters. First recorded in 1955, the song is both an arrangement of and an "answer song" to Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man"

Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Magic Slim, Kenny Neal, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Lazy Lester, Otis Rush, Paul Butterfield, The Mannish Boys, Jimi Hendrix, The Yardbirds

"Mean Old World"
"Mean Old World" is a blues song recorded by American blues electric guitar musician T-Bone Walker in 1942.[1] It has been described (along with the single's B-side) as "the first important blues recordings on the electric guitar"

T-Bone Walker, Walter Brown, Little Walter, Snooks Eaglin, Otis Rush, John Littlejohn, B.B. King, Willie Cobbs, James Cotton, Duane Allman and Eric Clapton, Lowell Fulson, Luther Tucker, George "Mojo" Buford, Canned Heat

"My Babe" B
"My Babe" is a Chicago blues song and a blues standard written by Willie Dixon for Little Walter. Released in 1955 on Checker Records, a subsidiary of Chess Records, the song was the only Dixon composition ever to become a number one R&B single and it was one of the biggest hits of either of their careers

Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Billy Boy Arnold, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter Horton, Albert King, Luther Allison, Mississippi Fred McDowell, George "Harmonica" Smith

"Night Time Is the Right Time"

"Night Time Is the Right Time" or "The Right Time" is a rhythm and blues song recorded by American musician Nappy Brown in 1957.

Roosevelt Sykes, Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Nappy Brown, Ray Charles, Rufus and Carla, John Lee Hooker, Etta James, Johnny Copeland, Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Reconsider Baby" B,R

"Reconsider Baby" is a blues song written and recorded by Lowell Fulson in 1954. Performed in the West Coast blues style, it was Fulson's first record chart hit for Checker Records, a subsidiary of Chess Records.

Lowell Fulson, Bobby Blue Bland, Lonnie Brooks, Earl Hooker, Eric Clapton, Lurrie Bell and Billy Branch, Al King, Freddie King, John Littlejohn, Willie Cobbs, Joe Bonamassa, Elvis Presley

"Rock Me Baby"
"Rock Me Baby" is a blues standard that has become one of the most recorded blues songs of all time. It originated as "Rockin' and Rollin'", a 1951 song by Lil' Son Jackson, itself inspired by earlier blues.

Lil' Son Jackson, Blue Cheer, Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, B.B. King, James Cotton, Freddie King, Luther Allison, Slim Harpo, Lightnin' Hopkins, Etta James, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Chick Willis, Jimmy Rogers, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Otis Redding, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Rolling Stones with AC/DC, The Doors

"Rollin' and Tumblin'"
"Rollin' and Tumblin'" (or "Roll and Tumble Blues") is a blues song first recorded by American singer/guitarist Hambone Willie Newbern in 1929. Called a "great Delta blues classic"

Hambone Willie Newbern, Robert Johnson, Baby Face Leroy and Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Lurrie Bell, R. L. Burnside, Memphis Slim, Big Joe Williams, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Cream, Canned Heat

"See See Rider"G aka "C. C. Rider" R

"See See Rider", also known as "C.C. Rider", "See See Rider Blues" or "Easy Rider", is a popular American 12-bar blues song, originally recorded by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey in 1924. The song uses mostly traditional blues lyrics to tell the story of an unfaithful lover, commonly called an easy rider.

Ma Rainey, Bea Booze, Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee, Big Bill Broonzy, Ray Charles, Chuck Willis, Lightnin' Hopkins, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Otis Spann, B.B. King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Elvis Presley, Satan and Adam, Janis Joplin

"Shake Your Moneymaker" R
"Shake Your Moneymaker" or "Shake Your Money Maker" is a song recorded by Elmore James in 1961 that has become a blues standard.

Elmore James, Paul Butterfield, John Littlejohn, Jimmy Rogers, Big Jack Johnson, Carey Bell, Fleetwood Mac, George Thorogood

"She Caught the Katy"
"She Caught the Katy (And Left Me a Mule to Ride)" is a blues standard written by Taj Mahal and James Rachell. The song was first recorded for Taj Mahal's 1968 album The Natch'l Blues, and is one of Mahal's most famous tunes.

Taj Mahal, Albert King, James Taylor The Blues Brothers

"Sitting on Top of the World" B,G
"Sitting on Top of the World" (also "Sittin' on Top of the World") is a country blues song written by Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon. They were core members of the Mississippi Sheiks, who first recorded it in 1930. Vinson claimed to have composed the song one morning after playing at a white dance in Greenwood, Mississippi

Mississippi Sheiks, Big Bill Broonzy, Lonnie Johnson, Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Taj Mahal, Memphis Slim, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw, B.B. King, Cream, Doc Watson

"The Sky Is Crying" B
"The Sky Is Crying" is a blues standard written and initially recorded by Elmore James in 1959. Called "one of his most durable compositions"

Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Matt Murphy, Hound Dog Taylor, Little Walter, Albert King, Luther Allison, Earl Hooker, Lightnin' Slim, Magic Slim, George Thorogood, J. B. Hutto, Etta James, Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Smokestack Lightning" B,G,R
"Smokestack Lightning" (also "Smoke Stack Lightning" or "Smokestack Lightnin'") is a blues song recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1956. It became one of his most popular and influential songs. It is based on earlier blues songs,

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, John Mayer, The Animals, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, The Who, The Electric Prunes, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Soundgarden, Widespread Panic, Lester Butler, Quicksilver Messenger Service, George Thorogood, The Wailers, The Morlocks

"Spoonful" B,R
"Spoonful" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and first recorded in 1960 by Howlin' Wolf. Called "a stark and haunting work", it is one of Dixon's best known and most interpreted songs.

Howlin' Wolf, Adam Green[disambiguation needed], Alexis Korner, Bo Diddley, Booker T. & the MG's, Climax Chicago Blues Band, Cream, Dana Gillespie, Dion, Etta James, Jack Bruce, Leslie West, The Pretty Things, Ron Wood, Salty Dog, Ten Years After,The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Shadows of Knight, The Blues Project, John Hammond, Koko Taylor, Delbert McClinton, James Blood Ulmer, Canned Heat, Jose Feliciano

"Stormy Monday" B,G,R
"Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" (commonly referred to as "Stormy Monday") is a song written and recorded by American blues electric guitar pioneer T-Bone Walker. It is a slow twelve-bar blues performed in the West Coast blues-style that features Walker's smooth, plaintive vocal and distinctive guitar work.

T-Bone Walker, Bobby Blue Bland, Junior Wells, Albert Collins, Elmore James, Albert King, B.B. King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Eddie Clearwater, Big Time Sarah, Little Milton, the Allman Brothers Band, Gary Moore

"Sugar Mama"
"Sugar Mama" or "Sugar Mama Blues" is a song that is a standard of the blues. Called a "tautly powerful slow blues" by music journalist Charles Shaar Murray, it has been recorded by numerous artists, including early Chicago bluesman Tampa Red.

Tampa Red, Sonny Boy Williamson I, Tommy McClennan, Peetie Wheatstraw, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Billy Boy Arnold, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Walter Horton, B. B. King, Paul Oscher

"Sweet Home Chicago" B,R
"Sweet Home Chicago" is a blues standard first recorded by Robert Johnson in 1936. Although he is often credited as the songwriter, several songs have been identified as precedents.

Kokomo Arnold, Robert Johnson, Roosevelt Sykes, Junior Parker, Magic Sam, Luther Allison, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, The Blues Brothers, U.S. President Barack Obama sang the first verse with Buddy Guy and B.B. King at the White House "Red, White, and Blues" TV presentation on PBS.

"Sweet Little Angel" R aka "Black Angel Blues" B
"Black Angel Blues", also known as "Sweet Black Angel" or "Sweet Little Angel", is a blues standard that has been recorded by numerous blues and other artists. The song was first recorded in 1930 by Lucille Bogan, one of the classic female blues singers.

Lucille Bogan, Tampa Red, Robert Nighthawk, B.B. King, Doctor Ross, Luther Allison, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch, Lonnie Brooks, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Magic Sam, Otis Rush

"That's All Right"

"That's All Right"or "That's Alright" is a blues song adapted by Chicago blues singer and guitarist Jimmy Rogers. He recorded it in 1950 with Little Walter on harmonica.

Jimmy Rogers, Robert Nighthawk, James Cotton, Lazy Lester, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, Freddie King, Little Milton, Louis Myers, Johnny Copeland, Etta James, Junior Parker, Anson Funderburgh

"The Things That I Used to Do" B,R
"The Things That I Used to Do" is a 12-bar blues song written by Guitar Slim. He recorded it in New Orleans, where the young Ray Charles arranged and produced the session. Specialty Records released the song as a single in 1953

Guitar Slim, Albert Collins, Lowell Fulson, Little Milton, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Brooks, John Lee Hooker

"The Thrill Is Gone"
"The Thrill Is Gone" is a slow minor-key blues song written by West Coast blues musician Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell in 1951. Hawkins' recording of the song reached number six in the Billboard R&B chart in 1951.

Roy Hawkins, B.B. King, Aretha Franklin, Little Milton, Leslie West, Stan Webb, Luther Allison, Manhattan Transfer, Barbara Mandrell, Dishwalla, Diamanda Galas, Jerry Garcia, Harry Manx, Willie Nelson, Mary Coughlan, Marshall Tucker Band, Pappo, Buckethead, and others

"Travelling Riverside Blues"
"Travelling Riverside Blues" is a blues song written by the bluesman Robert Johnson. He recorded it on June 20, 1937, in Dallas, Texas, during his last recording session.

Robert Johnson, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, Hindu Love Gods

"Trouble in Mind"
"Trouble in Mind" is a vaudeville blues-style song written by jazz pianist Richard M. Jones. It became an early blues standard, with numerous renditions by a variety of musicians. Although singer Thelma La Vizzo with Jones on piano first recorded the song in 1924, Bertha "Chippie" Hill popularized the song with her 1926 recording with Jones and trumpeter Louis Armstrong.

Richard M. Jones, Bertha "Chippie" Hill, Georgia White, Victoria Spivey, Dinah Washington, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Carrie Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis and Eric Clapton

"Walkin' Blues"

"Walkin' Blues" or "Walking Blues" is a blues standard written and recorded by American Delta blues musician Son House in 1930. Although unissued at the time, it was part of House's repertoire and other musicians, including Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, adapted the song and recorded their own versions.

Son House, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, R. L. Burnside, Paul Butterfield, Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Taj Mahal, Eric Clapton, Roy Rogers

"Worried Life Blues" B,G aka "Trouble No More"
"Worried Life Blues" is a blues standard and one of the most recorded blues songs of all time. Originally recorded by Big Maceo Merriweather in 1941.

Sleepy John Estes, Big Maceo, Charles Brown, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Little Walter, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Junior Wells, Lowell Fulson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Nina Simone, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Clutch, Eric Clapton, The Allman Brothers Band .

"You Don't Love Me Baby"

"You Don't Love Me" is a rhythm and blues-influenced blues song recorded by American musician Willie Cobbs in 1960. Adapted from Bo Diddley's 1959 song "She's Fine She's Mine", it is Cobbs' best-known song

The Allman Brothers Band, Bo Diddley, Willie Cobbs, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Albert King, Otis Rush, Luther Allison, Smokey Wilson, Eddie Taylor, Big Time Sarah, Clarence Edwards

"You Shook Me"
"You Shook Me" is a 1962 blues song recorded by Chicago blues artist Muddy Waters. It features his vocal in unison with a slide-guitar melody by Earl Hooker.

Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Led Zeppelin